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>> this is cnn newsroom live in los angeles. >> hillary clinton leds to capitol hill for an 11-hour gruel grilling on the benghazi attack, but what if anything did we learn? >> during a special ops mission to rescue 70 hostages from isis, the u.s. president didn't even sign off on it. >> and a potentially catastrophic category five hurricane bears down on several resort cities in mexico. >> hello, everybody. great to have you with us. i'm john vause. >> "newsroom l.a." starts right now.
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>> i thought more about what happened than all of you put together. those were hillary clinton's words during thursday's 11-hour congressional hearing on the 2012 benghazi attack. >> republicans repeatedly accused the former u.s. secretary of state of not doing enough to protect american lives. dana bash has more. a. >> hillary clinton came prepared. >> i take responsibility for what happened in benghazi. >> combative at times. >> i don't know what this line of questioning does to help us get to the bottom of the deaths of four americans. >> other times, contrite. trying to reveal what she's so often accused of concealing -- her human side. >> i have lost more sleep than all of you put together. i've been wracking my brain about what more could have been done or should have been done. >> the only other person in the room with as much to prove as clen ton, the gop chairman who repeatedly insisted the benghazi
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investigation is not political. >> not a single member of this committee signed up to investigate you or your e-mail. >> trey gowdy and the others spent a significant amount of time on e-mails she got and forwarded to sidney bloomenthal with advice related to libya. >> i don't know where he got the information that he was sending to me. >> did you ask. you're sending me very difficult detailed intelligence, what is your source? that seems to me like a pretty good question. it's relevant because our ambassador was asked to read and respond to sidney bloomenthal's drivel. >> also relevant, he said, because ambassador chris stooens, killed in the benghazi attack had been requesting more security but did not have direct access to clinton. >> i think it's imminently fair to ask why sidney bloomenthal had unfettered access to you, madam secondary, with whatever he wanted to talk about, and there's not a single, solitary
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e-mail to or from you to or from ambassador stevens. >> lawmakers on both sides used videos, charts and props to make their points. democrats arguing it's a waste of time and taxpayer money. >> the purpose of this committee is to prosecute you, and there will be time enough for that in the next year, and people will do it. we don't need to spend $4.7 million in 17 months to simply prosecute you. >> as for questions and confusion about initial comments from administration officials including clinton that the attack was spawned by a video, republicans produced a new wrinkle that clinton contacted the egyptian prime minister the day after the benghazi attack to say it wasn't the video. >> i'm sorry that it doesn't fit your narrative, congressman. i can only tell you what the facts were. >> one saying it's even more proof of an administration cover-up right before president obama's reelection.
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>> you picked the video narrative. you picked the one with no evidence and it's just 56 days before an election. you can live with a protest about a video. that won't hurt you. but a terrorist attack will. so you can't be square with the american people. >> the most firy moment of the hearing did not involve hillary clinton. >> i'm waiting on you. i'm waiting for a statement. >> it was between the top republican and democrat, arguing over process while clinton sat back trying not to look demused. -- bemused. >> dana bash joining us now with more on this. can you tell us what do we know now that we did not know before secretary clinton began 11 hours of testimony. >> the objective answer is not much. i can say that objectively because it's not just me saying that, just where i'm standing, not that long ago the
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republicans on the committee came out and talked to reports and the chairman, trey gowdy was asked that question and he said he didn't think we learned a lot more from hillary clinton than other committees have learned in the past from testimony. i think that's the large truth. however, this is just one piece of their very large investigation, one little part of the puzzle that they're trying to put together. that they're trying to put together about what happened leading up to the attack in benghazi, what happened that night and what happened afterwards. so that's the answer there, but when it comes to the actual testimony from the big fish, so to speak, not so much new. >> okay, then since -- since we didn't learn a whole lot, who is to blame for that? is it the questions and the way the committee went after mrs. clint clinton? or is it because of the answers mrs. clinton gave?
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>> i think it could be both, or it could just be the bottom line that there isn't a whole lot new to learn. i'm probably going to get accused of repeating democratic talking points, because that is what democrats have been saying in the committee, in these hallways, you know, sort of nonstop, why do we have this committee in the first place, because there's -- we've already had hours and hours of testimony from five or six committees already going on before this select committee was em panelled. so i think that's part of the answer, but the other thing is, look, hillary clinton is a master at this. she knows how to have a substantive conversation and engage without giving away too much. and also looking like she's actually answering the question, because she generalry was. so i think just on the pure politics of this, john what we're hearing already tonight, even from some republicans is, wow.
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maybe we didn't want this to be political, but it ended up political, but not in their gop favor. in the democrats' favor, because she actually did so well in her answers. >> and very quickly, of course, -- >> now we're here with an expert on u.s. policy, international law and the middle east. josh, always good to have you with us. picking up on the point that dana made about the politics of it all and how republicans are probably feeling in the aftermath of how today played out, do you think they're ruing their decision to stage this hearing? because some of the questioning was extremely brutal, bruising towards hillary clinton. she held her own. >> absolutely she held her own. it was an exceptional performance under a marathon session, obviously, today over 11 hours. the takeaway as well, secretary clinton effectively in a calm
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and sobering tone, la meanted the tragic loss of life of ambassador stevens and three ore americans killed in the benghazi attack while also evoking past bipartisan investigations that were successful in looking at the causes of terrorist attacks on u.s. embassies abroad. we had republican congress members that were in -- the tone and tenor welcome delivering a criminal prosecution in their line of questioning. it was so vitriolic and acrimonious that i think republicans will rue the day. i think it will hurt the republican party to some degree and come back to bite them as far as what they intended to do, which we've seen from comments from congressman kevin mccarthy and other, this really was about targeting hillary clinton. >> uh you are a supporter of hillary clinton. we need to get that on the record. the situation in benghazi is awful. it's not just a republican
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talking point. it's a real place with real problems. secretary of state hillary clinton was the architect of, this coalition that removed gadha gadhafi. why wasn't there more of a focus on that in terms of u.s. foreign policy? >> you're completely right. benghazi in 2015 is a mess. we've seen failed attempts by u.n. and other key actors to broker peace talks between two rival factions. and libya has historically been split tribally into faks. and the west and the east primarily. with that being said, i think secretary clinton made an effective and forceful case today, not only for the rationale that led her to support the intervention in libya in 2011, but playing a role as the ambassador, but also in to kufsing on what she did as secretary of state after gadhafi fell. the united states did play a
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critical role with our allies and on the ground with the new libyan government at the time in trying to bolster that fledgling government in a post gadhafi era, economically removing chemical weapons. but the bottom line is i think her forceful case for the intervention espouses her general world view, which is principled and muscular engagement on a multilateral level. >> couldn't you make the argument that the failure of the policy led to the rise of the extremism, which this was a planned terrorist attack, which was a direct result of clinton's policies. that seems to be a much more interesting line of argument to take when it comes to the situation in benghazi. >> that was obviously absent today, although libya was a huge subject before and after and why we went in there. the key takeaway, though, is that secretary clinton believes that the libya intervention was the right choice to make. if we look at syria now -- and obviously libya and syria are not the same. but the inaction by the international community in syria
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has fuelled a tragic moral and geopolitical crisis of epic proportions. and many in the obama administration, including secretary clinton and president obama believed if we did not intervene in libya, we would see mass crimes against humanity taking place in benghazi and around the country. secretary clinton believes this was the right decision and there were steps taken to stabilize the country. when she left the state department in err whether i 2013, we've seen libya deinvolve. -- devolve. >> shz hae put this in the rear-view mirror? >> i believe she has, despite jim jordan and others that we heard from tonight that this work will go on. i think the american people saw the true colors of this investigative committee tonight, which kraelly was aimed ultimately seechlingly as a witch hunt against secretary of state hillary clinton. >> thanks for coming in. >> thank you. paul ryan says he will run for
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speaker of the u.s. house of representatives after giving a very strong no for quite a few weeks. the republican from wisconsin believes he can be a unifying figure in congress after john boehner announce head's stepping down. >> ryan ran unsuccessfully for u.s. vice president in 2012. he chairs the tax writing ways and means committee and he said earlier, i never thought i would be speaker but i pledge to you if i could be a unifying figure then i would serve. i would go all in. his party and the full house votes for a new speaker next week. >> an american commander has been killed during an operation to rescue dozens of hostages in iraq who are facing execution. the pentagon says 70 hostages were freed, many of them i security forces. >> it was the first combat death in iraq since 2011. cnn's barbara starr reports. >> the raid by u.s. special operations forces that left one american dead from isis gun fire was the first u.s. military death by enemy action in this
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war. several military officials tell cnn. remarkably, a mission that president obama did not sign off on. >> i believe the defense department has said that the secretary of defense authorized this mission. >> the secretary of defense ash carter's press secretary defending the decision to help kurdish commanders, close u.s. allies. >> this was a unique circumstance in which very close partners of the united states made a specific request for our assistance. >> the pentagon says carter approved the mission because the kurds wanted to free prisoners facing imminent execution. is the sat lime imagery showed mass graves had already been dug, but none of freed prisoners appear to be kurds. you went on a hostage rescue mission and you did not know who would be there? >> we did not have a full accounting of everyone at this compound, that's correct.
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>> the pentagon adamant it was not mission creep and did not violate the president's ban of combat by u.s. forces. the u.s. special operation forces were supposed to use their helicopters to just fly iraqi kurdish forces to the isis jail in northern iraq. but there was one secret clause. if the iraqis started to come under heavy attack, u.s. troops had the authority to step in and help, essentially putting themselves in combat against isis. that is exactly what happened when heavy gunfire broke out on the ground just after initial military action. nearby, u.s. war planes had just dropped bombs on makeshift isis training camps, staging sites and bridges in the area. then five helicopters brought in nearly 70 u.s. special forces, iraqi, and kurdish troops. they approached the compound and that fire fight broke out.
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when the mission was over, the u.s. aircraft overhead destroyed the site. the u.s. service member was badly wounded inside the compound during the fire fight. he was air lifted to northern iraq and later died of his wounds at a battlefield trauma center there. the u.s. insists the main reason for the mission -- the kurds asked for help and the u.s. wanted to help them. the kurds are valuable allies to u.s. forces fighting isis in both iraq and in the skies over syria. it is possible, we are told, there may be more missions like this one. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> and we have this just into cnn. three people have been shot on the campus of tennessee state university. >> located in the state's capital of nashville. three victims have been taken to the hospital. no word right now on their
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>> in just a few hours, syria will be at the top of the ageneral za. >> russia said it carried out 53com bat missions in a 24-hour period. while russia said it's targeting isis, the u.s. has said russia is really supporting the assad regime. >> now to a report, and warn you it contains syrian images. an organization has posted images of what it says is an aftermath on a hospital strike. >> the syrian medical society which runs the hospital says russian war planes were responsible. moscow denies targeting civilians in its syrian raid.
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neil payton walsh reports. >> war planes have just struck and miss eed a rebel inlet. eight workers are out and say run, the plane is coming back. this aide worker from the syrian civil defense unit runs inside the hospital. one of his colleagues dead, five injured. a dozen total dead. the syrian american medical association who run this hospital told cnn it was targeted by russian jets, quote, a double tap. one strike and then another to catch the first responders. russia denies targeting civilians. >> in this first attack, the local man says thank gods there were no injuries. this is the third report of hospitals hit in the offensive in and around aleppo in the
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week. not far west of aleppo, the same rescue group find what they say is an unexploded cluster bomb. markings visible. russia denied thursday using cluster munitions. it same and hit for the first time, it says. the war plane had cluster bombs. it came on to us. none of us were injured, but our neighbor abdul aziz bashir was injured and two women were killed. nick peyton walsh, cnn, southern turkey. israeli police say two palestinian attackers stabbed an
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israeli man at a bus stop. the man tried to board a bus full of children but were forced out by passengers. >> the israeli man was hospitalized and police say attackers were wearing shirts of a symbol of a radical islamic group. >> john kerry meets with leader in the middle east over the crisis. the prime minister meant with benjamin netanyahu saying both sides need to tone down the rhetoric. mr. netanyahu didn't hold back. >> there's no question that this wave of attacks is driven directly by incitement. incitement of hamas, incitement from the islamist movement in israel, and incitement, i'm sorry to say, president abbas and the palestinian authority. >> i believe people want this to deescalate. so let's go to work and see what we can do.
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>> after a nearly four-hour-long meeting, john kerry said he's cautiously optimistic change might come within the next few days. >> well, life is anything but typical for palestinian children in the west bank. they're growing up in the middle of a conflict, and many of them are involved in daily clashes with israeli forces. >> but they say their anger isn't directly only at israel. ben wedeman reports. >> reporter: throwing stones at israeli soldiers in if the streets of hebron are not men. more often, they're boys. these clashes are not new, is although they're more intense and more frequent now. but they've raged on a regular basis longer than these boys and young men have been alive. from an early age, the children of hebron become accustomed to the sound and fury of street battles. they've grown up hearing that someday there will be peace,
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that some day israel will pull out of the west bank. few believe in it anymore. i asked this 15-year-old who call himself halid, if ehe's satisfied with the palestinian leadership. no, he responds, because they they haven't given us anything. they go around inaugurating this, opening that, but they don't know what to do with their own people, while we're being killed and kicked around. and with the disillusionment and machismo beyond their years. we want to show the occupiers that the smallest child is braver than the biggest one of them. unemployment is high in hebron. the city's old market is often shut down by clashes and strikes, a city whose heart israeli soldiers guard several hundred settlers living behind
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barbed wire. the old have learned to put up with it all. the young are patient and restless. with little prospect for change, little faith in their leadership, or the world being able to stop the slide into more violence, a pattern is established which is hard to break. >> the flurry of diplomatic activity to solve this crisis to bring the violence to an end doesn't really have much impact on the streets of hebron where the situation has taken on a life of its own. there are clashes, people are hurt. there are attacks, people are killed, there are funerals, there are more clashes and so on and so on and so on. ben wedeman, cnn, hebron. we have this just in from the israeli military. they say a soldier was stabbed just a short time ago south of jerusalem according to the israeli military. the soldier was part of a number of troops who were on an operational activity. no word yet on the fate of the attacker who was shot, whether
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he was wounded or killed and no word yet of a condition of the soldier. >> tensions, of course, remain high in israel after weeks of these kinds of attacks. the so-called lone wolf attacks after going after israelis. we continue to follow the situation and we'll bring you more details as they come into us. now, you can't have an 11-hour congressional hearing without some heated words. next on cnn newsroom live from los angeles, some of the contentious exchanges from thursday's benghazi hearing including this one. >> personnel rules and the laws that govern those decisions were followed very carefully. >> yes, ma'am, i'm not asking you what the arb did. i'm asking what you did. >> i followed the law, congressman. thafgs my responsibility. technology empowers us to achieve more.
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hello, everyone. i'm isha sesay. >> i'm john vause. time to check the headline. three people have been taken to hospital after a shooting on the main campus of tennessee state university. the university is located in the state's capital of nashville. no word right now on the condition of the victims. >> hur pain patricia is now a powerful category five storm. it's expected to make land fall friday afternoon along the west coast. mexicans are bracing for heavy rain and strong winds across the country. >> u.s. republicans grilled former secretary of state hillary clinton during an 11-hour hearing of the 2012 benghazi attacks. clinton took responsibility for
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the deaths of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans but said she is not to blame for security lapses before the attack. >> well, as you can imagine, there was a fair amount of shouting, interrupting and finger pointing thursday's hearing. >> politicians on both sides of the aisle had a lot to see while hillary clinton remaned mostly calm. take a look. >> we are going to write that final definitive accounting of what happened in benghazi. we would like to do it with your help and help of our democratic colleagues but make no mistake. we are going to do it nonetheless. >> last weekend, the chairman told republican colleagues to shut up and stop talking about the select committee. what i want to know is this, and this is a key question. why tell the republicans to shut up when they are telling the truth? >> i'm here. despite all the previous investigations and all the talk about partisan agendas, i'm here to honor those we lost and to do
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what i can to aid those who serve us still. >> i get asked constantly, why has no one been held accountable? how come not a single person lost a single paycheck connected to the fact that we had the first ambassador killed since 1979. how come no one has been held accountable to date. >> the personnel rules and the laws that govern those decisions were followed very carefully. >> yes, ma'am. i'm not asking what the arb did. i'm asking what you did. >> i followed the law, congressman. that was my responsibility. >> libya was supposed to be this great success story for the obam maf white house and the clinton state department. and now you have a terrorist attack. and it's a terrorist attack in libya and it's just 56 days before an election. you can live with the protest about a video. that won't hurt you. but a terrorist attack will. so you can't be square with the american people. >> i nougt more about what happened than all of you put together.
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i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done or should have been done. >> madam secretary, he had unfettered access to you. and h he used that access, at least on one occasion, to ask you to intervene on behalf of a business venture. do you recall that? >> you know, mr. chairman, if you don't have any friends who say unkind things privately, i congratulate you. but from my perspective -- >> i would like to think i correct them. >> i move that we put into the record the entire transcript of sidney bloomenthal. if we're going to release the e-mails, let's do the transcript, that way the world can see pit. >> why is it you only wnt mr. bloomenthal's transcript released? >> i want them all released. >> the only one you asked for is sidney bloomenthal.
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that's the only one you've asked for. that and ms. mills. >> that's not true. >> i want a recorded vote on the bloomenthal. you said from the beginning, we want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. why don't we put that entire transcript out there and let the world see it. what do you have to hide? >> no one recommended closing, but you had two ambassadors that made several requests, and here's basically what happened to their requests. they were torn up. >> benghazi is more than just a date line where four americans were killed in a diplomatic mission in 2012. it's a city in a country which is in chaos. >> libya has two governments fighting for control. the world affairs editor for the "daily beast" spoke to us about that a little bit earlier. >> you watch something like this and the first thing that comes to your mind is this is so
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inside the beltway. this is so much a washington affair. this is not about what happened on the ground in libya, what's happening then or what's happening now. it has to do with fine points and personalities. sidney bloomenthal. who's ever heard of him outside of washington, d.c.? these are the kinds of things that they're discussing in the congress right now with hillary clinton and i think the people oversea, particularly the people in libya, if they're watching it at all, they must be thinking they really are crazy in washington. >> before that incident, as we've said, and even more since that incident, libya has just been descending further into chaos. what's the state ott country today when they can't even seem to come up with any sort of unity government can it actually be considered a country at this point? >> well, it's about as failed as a state can get short of being somalia. it's got two competing governments. one which is not internationally recognized, which is in what used to be the national capital.
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the other that's esen rnlly holed up in if a hotel near the egyptian border which is, in fact, the internationally recognized government. the u.n. has worked for months and months, years now to try to bring these two governments together. it announced a few days ago it thought it had accomplished that, and now both sides have rejected the deal. so, in fact, there is no government. there's militias all over the place that are essentially kpril organizations, a lot of them. some of which are running the flow of refugees across the mediterranean into italy. >> you can find out more much including 11 takeaways into today's hear, one for each hour that it last pd. >> thank goodness it didn't go any longer. >> hurricane patricia takes aim at western mexico. we're tracking the storm details when we come back. >> and later, the actor who
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>> welcome back, everyone. hurricane patricia strengthens to a category five storm and is planning to make land fall on friday. >> patricia could grow even stronger. we have the forecast here. how strong could patricia get. >> well, we just got this in, and it has really mushroomed. it is in the very warm waters of the pacific. we were looking at just an hour ago, the wind supporting this at 165 miles an hour. it is now at 185 miles an hour. and just from the research that i've done, this may be the most
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powerful, as far as the winds are concerned, hurricane for the west coast of mexico that we have seen in certainly decades, possibly going back to the 1950s. we'll check on that and give you updates. clearly defined eye. the storm system is getting stronger. let's look and see what's happening. it is a category five hurricane right now. we had anticipated it might weaken just a little bit before making land fall on friday about midday or towards the evening. but now it looks like even some weakening will still keep it a category five hurricane. it looks like it's going to move more towards the north-northeast, somewhere between manzanio and puert puerto vallarta. this is going to be a problem, along with the wind. 10 to 20 inches of hateful. how about acapulco.
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if you know people vacationing there, they're going to be on the periphery of this system. most of it is going to be a little further towards the north. but this is a massive system. john, isha, we will carefully watch this. we get another update in about the next three hours, and we will keep you updated on that. back to you guys. >> okay. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. >> well, a new study co-authored by a nasa research scientist makes the bold assertion that there's a 99.9% chance of a magnitude 5 earthquake in the l.a. area in the next three years. >> just a little bit of wiggle room on that one. but the national geographic research is disputing that. but still not very reassuring if you live in los angeles.
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>> the los angeles city council is requiring retrofitting measures to brace more than 13,000 wood framed buildings, and 1,500 high risk concrete buildings across the city. >> the retrofitting will reinforce buildings to withstand the shaking of a powerful quake. they tried to get the measures passed for years but thaw they always had a reason not to do it. now it's passed but it will take some time pop let's bring in john wallace from ucla. thank you for joining us, plchlt wallace. you just heard john mention the fact that it's going to take some time to pull this off. the window is a pretty big one for the soft story buildings. they get seven years to come buy. concrete buildings, 25 years? >> it takes quite a time to -- with this volume of buildings to get the engineers through it to look at it. you know, do analyses, come up with economic solutions and then
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implement them with a large number of buildings that doesn't include buildings in santa monica or long beach or other areas as well. >> what i find interesting is a lot that come out with the lessons from new zealand earthquake in 2011. concrete buildings were seen to be really dangerous. it wasn't even a recognition of that before. >> there was recognition of it, but there just wasn't enough energy behind the process to get people to do something about it. it's also the issue of cost. but in new zealand, two older concrete buildings killed, i think, about 130 of about 185 people killed. they're very dangerous. they have higher occupancy. we really need to get at those. >> and china used to call them tofu buildings. they didn't have rebar in them. same thing? >> yes. it's about what type of rebar that's needed. you really need to, for
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earthquakes, to hold the building together when it moves back and forth. in the older buildings, they just don't have enough kind of ties to tie things together so it can move back and forth and n nottive break and fall apart. >> you think l.a. has got the formula right. cost is still something people are talking about and have concerns about? >> i don't think they figured it out yet. it will take some time to figure out exactly. i know the governor vetoed the tax incentive program that they were hoping for. it will take some time to figure out. >> i'm happy we moved forward without having to figure everything out ahead of time. >> just open the big one doesn't happen. >> while we're figuring it out. >> yeah, we've got to do this as fast as we can. there is some history that once mandatory ordinances are passed
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that owners move faster than the 25 years or the seven years. and whether it's 99.9% or 85% -- >> pretty good odds. >> i looked at some comments posted from real people. they just go i don't care. those numbers scare me. of. >> thanks for coming in. john walsh, appreciate it. >> now, "the big bang theory" a kanan joins us to talk about his accident, act and so much more. you have two choices; the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or, you could make things easier on yourself. that's right, the quicksilver card from capital one. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. so, let's try this again. what's in your wallet?
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>> "the big bang theory" is one of the most popular television programs not just in the united states but all around the world. among the cast is kunal nayyar he plays raj. according to "forbes" he's one of the highest paid actors. he wrote a new book "yes, my accent is real." i spoke to him about the book, acting and growing up in new delhi. >> kunal, thanks for coming in to speak with us. >> thank you so much for having me. >> you are on record as saying you have tried to be pretty private up until this point.
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and now here you are writing a book. what on earth possessed you to put your life on paper. >> i just wanted to establish two things. i say i've wanted to be private on my terms. if i am going to be public, i also want it to be on my term, as opposed to someone who is in the tabloids. i decided to tell stories that hopefully would inspire young kids to quit doing what their parents to do and live out their dreams. >> it's a great book. "yes, my accent is real and some other things i haven't told you." and you make the point right off the bat. this is not a memoir. >> i'm 34 years old. so it's difficult to say it's a memoir. it's a collection of stories from my life that people want to know about my journey from india. i was a kid from new delhi, india. i came to america and ended up on maybe one of the biggest shows in the universe. people want to know how that journey happened.
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i wanted to humanize that journey, to tell anyone, any kid, any person in the world that they can actually do whatever they want to do. because i was lucky enough to have lived it. i cleaned toy lets from a living. i served table, like all actors have to do. i've done a lot of things that were very humbling. i thought if i share them, people will realize no matter where they are, whatever they are doing, they can accomplish what they want to. >> one of my favorite stories in the book involves you telling or describing what camaraderie in an all boys school looks like. which seems to be, according to your writing seems to involve dancing like a penguin to diddies "i'll be missing you." please explain. >> i wept to an all-boys school in new delhi. when the seniors are graduating, the juniors have to throw them a farewell party. this was like 67 dudes and two girls came, you know. it's a very emotional moment and the deejay, play that song "i'll
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be missing you." it had just came out. diddy was wearing a white suit and dancing like this. imagine 67 dudes dancing looking at each other doing this flapping of their wings. it was hilarious. that was the penguin dance. >> you tried anyway. >> and then i love talking, i love talking about the stories about working my way through college and all the people i met through the jobs that i did. and all the times i failed. because all the things i learned in my life were from the times i failed. and going down memory lane was a little difficult at times, it was definitely worth it. >> you play a very learned character, a very learned character on "the big bang theory, raj. what other similarities? >> i can't talk to women without drinking. i think every actor has a little bit of -- it's difficult to say specifically what i'm doing is
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raj like. sometimes i'll say something and i'll go oh, my god, that's so much like raj. >> do your friends call you on that? >> are you raj or kanal right now? i honestly don't know. there are parts that are similar and there are parts in raj that i bring from kunal. it's such a wonderful show. it's wonderful that we get to share that time together. it's the writing, to be honest. the best aspect of it is to getting to stay the words because the writers are so incredibly talented. and to be an actor who gets to work with talented writers is really the dream. >> congratulations on the book. it's absolutely wonderful. the message you want people to take from this is anything is possible, you know? >> exactly, anything is possible. and life is fun. i make a lot of fun of myself. you would enjoy that. i've done some stupid things.
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you should read about them. they're hilarious. >> nice guy. >> really, really very nice. i liked his diddy dance. >> uh you're. whatting "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. >> stay with us. the news continues right after this. ♪ it's the final countdown! ♪ ♪ the final countdown! if you're the band europe, you love a final countdown. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do.
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question for nearly 11 hours. hillary clinton's testimony on what she knew about the benghazi attack. u.s. special forces executed daring mission to rescue hostages in iraq. and we are tracking a powerful hurricane as it bears down on the mexican coast. also ahead here, the monuments men who risked their lives to save priceless art during world war ii. perhaps you saw the movie. the real ones are honored in washington. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. >> live from world headquarters in atlanta, "cnn newsroom" starts now.
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and we start this hour with breaking news that we're following. a shooting on a college campus in the u.s. state of tennessee. at this point, we understand that three people have been taken to hospitals. >> tennessee state college is located in the state's capital, nashville. police say the shooting happened just before midnight local time. no word right now on any suspects or the victims' conditions or what led up to it. we're working the story and we'll get you an update as we get information here to cnn. after criticisms and rebuttals, it appears not much new after all of that was learned from hillary clinton's marathon congressional hearing. the purpose was to investigate clinton's actions regarding the attack on that diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> and as you'll remember, the u.s. ambassador and three other american diplomatic staff members, they were all killed in the siege that took place on september 11th of 2012.
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senior white house correspondent jeff zelin has more. >> i thought about what happened more than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: hillary clinton stood her ground and kept her cool, testifying before the congressional committee investigating the benghazi attacks. the long-awaited hearing produced more fireworks than light on the 2012 terror strike in libya that took the lives of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> we're going to pursue the truth in a manner worthy of the memory of the four people who lost their lives. and we are going to write that final definitive accounting of what happened in benghazi. >> reporter: but the definitive account soon devolved into a familiar partisan argument. chairman trey gowdy and his fellow republicans pressed clinton for answers about the e-mails she sent as secretary of state. >> it looked like certain things got straight to your in box, and the request for more security did not.
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>> yes. personal e-mail came to my personal account. work-related e-mail did as well. >> reporter: this committee first discovered that clinton used a private e-mail server, now subject of an fbi investigation. her long-time friend sydney blumenthal was a central figure, republicans wondering why he had such easy access. >> we just heard e-mail after e-mail after e-mail about libya and benghazi that sydney blumenthal sent to the secretary of state. >> that's exactly what i want to do. i'm going to tell you. >> i move that we put into record the entire transcript of sydney blumenthal. we're going to release the transcript, let the world see it. >> but democrats on the committee forcefully defended clinton. >> here is the bottom line. the select committee has spent 17 months and $4.7 million of
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taxpayer money. >> reporter: the day-long hearing was a spectacle with high stakes for clinton's caaign. her husband sent her off this morning from their washington home where he hunkered down to watch. >> even when we try to get it right, which we do try, sometimes there are unintended consequences. >> reporter: there were plenty of props. >> this pile represents the e-mails. >> reporter: and plenty of posturing. >> i'm not done with my question. i'm just giving you the courtesy of reading your note. >> that's all right. >> only occasionally does her frustration come through. >> americans can live with the fact that good people sometimes give their lives for this country. what they can't live with is when their government is not square with them. >> i think the insinuations that you are making do a grave disservice to the hard work that people did during the course of some very confusing and difficult days. >> secretary clinton, you said my insinuation. i'm not insinuating anything.
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i'm reading what you said. >> i'm sorry that it doesn't fit your narrative, congressman. >> reporter: cnn, washington. peter beinart is a political commentator for cnn and contributing editor to the atlantic journal. thanks for being with me, peter. i want to get your assessment first of all of hillary clinton 11 hours before this hearing today. how do you think she withstood the scrutiny and the questions? >> i think she did well. look, i think very few americans will have watched this. what i will they will see is the talking heads talk about it, not in itself. maybe they'll see one clip or two. so in some ways what matters most is that the talking head consensus is already that she did well. that she was dignified. she showed a lot of perseverance, perhaps, in a subtle way put to rest some concerns about her age, given the fact she managed to hold up so well under such a long period
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of time. and the republicans seemed very partisan. the democrats were partisan too. they were all partisan. but it made people feel like this was a kind of political show rather than a well meaning effort. so i don't think that -- i think this actually ends up being the cap for what has been a very good week or two for her. >> do you think she will see a bounce with her candidacy from this today or not? >> yeah, i think so. i mean, look, with biden getting out of the race and with her having done well in that debate, i think we have a new conventional wisdom, which is, again, that she is basically the de facto nominee already. again, that could change several more times before this is all out. i think she stabilized herself. the fact that biden didn't run, the fact that she did well in the debate. the fact that she went through this. for democrats watching this, they saw someone who they felt has, you know, was -- endured a very unfair kind of partisan
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witch-hunt and responded not only with kind of calm dignity, but also hillary clinton, one of the things she is very good at mastering material. she has always been this way. she is much better in this kind of environment than she is giving a stump speech. so this is the kind of environment that showcases her strengths, her command of the material, her sense of being in charge, her sense of being well prepared. and i think all that came through. >> democrats were charging partisanship during this long hearin hearing democrats saying blocking access. >> i don't think the republicans in congress look all that great. but that's not what happened. hillary clinton is the defendant. and the republicans in congress, everyone in congress is unpopular. and i think especially for democrats watching hillary clinton, they will feel like she was badgered. she was attacked. she was harangued. and that she held up well. and this will play into a
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narrative that they feel clinton has never been treated fairly by republicans. and it will bond them to hillary clinton more. >> peter beinart talking with us from santa fe. thank you, peter. >> thank you. after weeks of saying no, we are now hearing yes, that congressman paul ryan will run for speaker of the house of representatives. the republican from wisconsin says that he could be a unifying figure in congress after getting support from several groups of republican lawmakers. his party and the full house vote for the new speaker next week. >> ryan you may recall ran unsuccessfully for u.s. vice president in 2012. he chairs the tax writing ways and means committee that current speaker john boehner as we reported has resigned. well, an american commando was killed thursday in an operation to rescue dozens of hostages in iraq who face execution. the pentagon says 70 hostages were freed, many of them iraqi security forces. >> the u.s. service member
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killed was the first combat death in iraq since 2011. cnn's jim sciutto has the latest details. >> reporter: the deadly battle was the first time u.s. forces have directly engaged isis fighters on the ground in iraq. in a joint operation with kurdish fighters, u.s. special operations forces from the elite delta force raided an isis compound to rescue hostages believed to be in eminent danger of execution. u.s. warplanes dropped bombs on makeshift isis training camps, staging sites and bridges in the area. then helicopters brought in nearly 30 u.s. special forces and 40 kurdish fighters. as they approached the walled compound, a firefight broke out. u.s. forces were not meant to enter the compound or directly engage the isis fighters. but when kurdish forces inside the compound were overwhelmed, the u.s. commander made the decision to enter the firefight.
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the u.s. soldier killed was shot inside the compound. u.s. forces have been in iraq on a train, advise and assist commission. the pentagon challenged today over the decision to participate in this operation. >> this was a unique circumstance. this was a support mission in which they were providing support to the iraqi -- to the kurdistan regional government. and u.s. forces are not in an active combat mission in iraq. >> reporter: in the days before the raid, u.s. surveillance spotted mass graves dug and ready inside the compound, prompting immediate action. u.s. officials say that 70 prisoners were rescued. 20 iraqi security forces as well as iraqi civilians and interestingly, isis fighters accused of spying. missing, however, were the kurdish captives they were sent in to rescue. >> it's not clear to us who exactly would be there. so that's one of the things we're going through right now, the debriefs as to exactly who
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those folks were. >> reporter: jim sciutto, cnn, washington. >> we turn now to the new attack in the escalating situation between israelis and palestinians. just in the past hour, we got word of a stabbing in south jerusalem. >> the israeli military says the attacker targeted a group of soldiers and stabbed one of them. the soldiers shot the attacker. no word on either person's condition right now. european union foreign policy chief says the quartet on middle east peace will meet in vienna on friday. she says the group plans to urge palestinian and israeli leaders to tone down their rhetoric. >> that is something u.s. secretary of state john kerry is echoing. he and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu met thursday in berlin. >> and i would characterize that conversation as one that gave me a cautious measure of optimism
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that there may be some things that could be in the next couple of days put on the table which would have an impact. i hope on the perceptions of everybody engaged that there is a way to diffuse the situation and begin to find a way forward. >> kerry also plans to meet with other middle east leaders this weekend to talk about the conflict. switching now to weather. hurricane patricia has strengthened now a category 5 storm, and it is moving toward mexico. >> 166 miles per hour. >> that's dangerous. >> sustained winds. the monster storm is expected to make landfall by midday friday. it shows no signs of slowing down before then. so this is a monster, as we said. >> that's absolutely right. let's turn to karen maginnis with more about this in the weather center. karen? >> we have a very powerful
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hurricane, george and natalie. now the winds are at 185 miles per hour. so we got this advisory just in the past hour or so. and this is just mushroomed to a category 5 hurricane. it rivals the hurricane we saw back in 1997. and that was pauline. pauline had winds up to 185 miles an hour. one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to make landfall along this west coast of mexico. so from puerto vallarta towards the mazatlan area, not quite to acapulco, although i think you'll start to see maybe the impact from just a few areas that will pick up some rainfall, some of the feeder bands, and you might see some windy conditions. but for the most part, we're looking from manzanillo to puerto vallarta to feel the effects of this most strong. it is a category 5. here are the areas that have hurricane warnings out, as well as hurricane watches.
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you can see further to the south. and that main impact, puerto vallarta to manzanillo, what will the impacts be? let me tell you what we're looking at. it looks like it's going to make landfall right about friday, midday, or perhaps towards the evening. because it's such a strong category 5, we had looked at it earlier as possibly weakening to category 4. not that that would have made a huge difference. but even if it weakens just a few miles per hour, we're still looking at an impossible catastrophic hurricane making landfall in this vicinity. as it moves towards the north, gradually making its way towards the north-northeast and making impact here with very heavy rainfall. how much rainfall? 10 to 20 inches. mud slides, landslides, infrastructure damage. we'll see power outages as well. these are areas where people frequently go to vacation. so puerto vallarta one of those
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areas that could be greatly impacted. not just for tourists, but for the residents there, also all the way down to manzanillo. we'll stay on top of it and bring you updates. natalie? >> that graphic behind you shows the mess that is coming for sure. >> really telling it all. i've been through a category 3. i reported on that. and that's intense. so a 5, i just couldn't imagine. pretty intense. >> it will be catastrophic. it will be. >> karen, thank you so much. well, disturbing images show the aftermath of a syrian hospital allegedly hit in an air strike. we'll have that story for you next. plus vladimir putin reveals a possible change in strategy by syrian leader bashar al assad. we're live from moscow as cnn newsroom continues. they say that in life,
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syria at the very top of the agenda. the u.s. has said in the past it thinks russia's involvement only complicates the situation. >> following it all, our senior international correspondent matthew chance joining us live from the russian capital. matthew, good to have you with us this hour. so russia and the united states are set to talk in vienna. that's next. but this is happening even after the russian president met with bashar al assad. what more are we learning about that meeting? >> what is interesting because that meeting was kept very much under wraps until it was over. we only heard about it in the morning. it was an overnight meeting. and only in the morning after the meeting had finished did russian state television broadcast images and announce that this had taken place. and even then we only got very kind of glib remarks both from putin and from assad about what they discussed. thanks, putin. putin talked about how syria was standing against terrorism. over the past 24 hours, there
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has been a bit more detail come out from vladimir putin about the assistance of what was discussed. and we're starting to see crystallize the beginnings perhaps of putin's diplomatic plan to try to bring to an end the fighting in syria and to try and find a political solution to that crisis. he has been speaking at the valdi discussion forum in the south of russia bringing academics from around the world. he basically said at that forum that the syrian government would be ready to work with other opposition groups on the ground in a coalition against the islamic state. he told the forum that he asked president bashar al assad how he would view such a force during that meeting that he had in the kremlin the night before. and he said that he answered positively. and so that's something that the russians say they're now considering and how they can take that moving forward. vladimir putin also spoke about
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a number of other issues relating to syria at that forum. he accused the americans and the west in general of playing a double game by supporting what he called some terrorist groups and opposing other terrorist groups, for their own political ends. but he also, again, took the opportunity to call on the west and the united states specifically to join with russia in some kind of coalition to fight against terrorism and to fight against islamic state. so he appears to be holding out the olive branch of negotiations over syria at the moment. >> matthew, it seems that the russian president signaling that a political solution could be a possibility. but that it would include bashar al assad. and that's not exactly something that the west seems warm to. but we will of course continue to follow the story and look forward to this meeting to see what happens next in vienna. matthew chance live for news moscow. matthew, thank you. well, now as far as on the ground in syria, we have a story
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we want to warn you contains disturbing images. a syrian humanitarian organization has posted video of what it says is the aftermath of a missile strike on a hospital in the rebel held city of idlib. >> the syrian american medical society which runs the hospital says russian warplanes were responsible. moscow denies targeting civilians in its syrian raids. >> reporter: warplanes have just struck and missed in rebel idlib. aid workers are out and say run, the plane is coming back. this aid worker from the syrian civil defense unit runs inside the hospital. one of his colleagues dead, five injured. a dozen total dead. the syrian-american association who run this hospital told cnn it was targeted by russian jets
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in, quote, a double tap. one strike and then another to catch the first responders. russia denies targeting civilians. in the first attack, this local man says thank god there were no injuries. then the warplane turned around and that time all the people were gathered, and it shot two missiles again. it is the third report of hospitals hit in the offensive in and around aleppo in the week. not far west of aleppo, the same rescue group find what they say is an unexploded cluster bomb, markings visible. russia denied thursday using cluster munitions. but two appear to have crashed through this roof into this home, making the holes beneath this boy's feet. it came and hit for the first time, he says. but the warplane shot a missile that had cluster bombs. it came on to us. none of us were injured.
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but our neighborhood abdul aziz bashir was injured and two women were killed. nick patten walsh, cnn. >> little boys reporting on war that shouldn't be happening. >> and when you look at what behind them. in sweden, a masked man carrying what appeared to be a sword killed a teacher and a student at a school on thursday. >> police are investigating whether he had links to right wing extremist groups. before the attack, he posed for this photo wearing a mask and a helmet. a student describes what she saw. >> translator: he came upwards, walking like a soldier kind of, a sword in his hand. >> it was a sword? >> yes, i think it was a sword. it looked quite long.
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>> what did it look like? >> he had a mask wear he had blue eyes and lenses with black around his eyes. that's how he is described. >> two people were wounded in the attack. police shot the man, and he later died. the prime minister called it a dark day for sweden. in mexico, police have discovered a tunnel believed to have been used to smuggle drugs into the u.s. police say it connected tijuana to san diego. it is at least 800 meters long, about a half mile, and had lighting, ventilation, and metal tracks. police say they arrested 16 people and confiscated 10 tons of suspected marijuana. two government sources tell reuters the tunnel belonged to gang led by escaped fugitive joaquin guzman, better known as el chapo. >> these incredibly sophisticated tunnels. >> there are a lot of them apparently. >> absolutely. and police have been called in after the website was hit by
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what it calls a significant and sustained cyberattack. the uk company says there is a chance that hackers gained access to customers' credit cards and bank details. the phone and broad band provider has more than four million uk users. well, you really can't have an 11-hour congressional hearing without some -- >> a long hearing. >> without some heated words. next, some more of the contentious exchanges from thursday's marathon benghazi session with hillary clinton. plus, cnn has an exclusive interview with the sister of the benghazi victim, glen doherty. her reaction to hillary clinton's testimony as this broadcast continues around the world this hour on cnn international and cnn usa. re wa, i'm hacking your company. grabbing your data. stealing your customers' secrets. there's an army of us. relentlessly unpicking your patchwork of security.
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and welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howl. this is "cnn newsroom." the headlines we're following this hour. israeli police say they shot an attacker who stabbed a soldier south of jerusalem. it's just the latest in a wave of stabbings in jerusalem and the west bank. there is no word on either person's condition at this point. hurricane patricia is now a category 5 monster taking dead aim at mexico's southwestern coast. the storm is one of the most powerful to hit this area in years. it's clocking 188 miles per hour sustained winds. it's projected to make landfall in the coming day. mexicans bracing for heavy rain and strong winds. >> dangerous storm indeed. police say that the three people have been shot on a campus of 10 state university.
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that is in the state capital of nashville. we just got this photo in from the scene. police say all three victims have been taken to the hospital. no word right now on their conditions or on any suspects. in washington u.s. republicans grilled former secretary of state hillary clinton during an 11-hour hearing on the 2012 benghazi attack. >> and while clinton calmly took responsibility for the deaths of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans, there was still a lot of shouting and finger-pointing during thursday's hearing. take a look. >> we are going to write that final definitive accounting of what happened in benghazi. and we would like to do it with your help and the help of our democratic colleagues. but make no mistake, we are going to do it nonetheless. >> last weekend the chairman told the republican colleagues to shut up. and stop talking about the select committee. what i want to know is this. and this is a key question. why tell the republicans to shut
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up when they are telling the truth? >> well, i'm here. despite all the previous investigations and all the talk about partisan and agendas, i'm here to honor those we lost and to do what i can to aid those who serve us still. >> i get asked constantly, why has no one been held accountable. how come not a single person lost a single paycheck connected to the fact that we had the first ambassador killed since 1979. how no one has been held accountable to date? >> personnel rules and the laws that govern those decisions were followed very carefully. >> yes, ma'am. i'm not asking what they did. i'm asking what you did. >> i followed the law, congressman that was my responsibility. >> libya was supposed to be this great success story for the obama white house and the clinton state department. and now you have a terrorist attack. it's a terrorist attack in libya. and it's just 56 days before an
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election. you can live with the protest about a video. that won't hurt you. but a terrorist attack will. so you can't be square with the american people. >> i thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been racking my brain about what more could have been done. or should have bn done. >> madam secretary, he had unfettered access to you. and he used that access at least on one occasion to ask you to intervene on behalf of a business venture. do you recall that? >> you know, mr. chairman, if you don't have any friends who say unkind things privately, i congratulate you. but from my perspective -- >> i'd like to think i'd correct them. >> i move that we put into the record the entire transcript of sydney blumenthal. we're going to release the e-mails.
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let's do the transcript. that way the world can see it. >> why it is you only want mr. blumenthal's transcript released? >> i'd like to have all of them released. >> the survivors? even their names? you want that? you want that released? >> let me tell you something. >> the only one you have asked for is sydney blumenthal. that's the only one you asked for. that and ms. mills. >> that's not true. >> that's 2 out of 54. if you want to ask for some facts. >> a vote on the blumenthal -- you said from the beginning we want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. why don't we just put the entire transcript out there and let the world see it. what do you have to hide? >> no one recommended closing. but you had two ambassadors that made several, several requests, and here is basically what happened to their requests. they were torn up. >> there were props. there was finger-pointing. there was a lot of shouting. but during the hearing clinton said the american deaths in benghazi that they impacted her deeply and she was there to
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honor their service. >> four people died that day. ambassador chris stevens, shawn smith along with cia contractors tyrone woods and glen doherty. kate quigley is doherty's sister. and she gave our anderson cooper her impressions of the hearing today. >> overall, you know, i thought she did a fairly good job answering some of the questions. you know, as expected, a lot of the real answers that we're looking for were kind of brushed off or not answered in the detail that we would like. but in general it was what i expected it to be. >> you met with this committee on benghazi last year. what do you make of the accusations that some have made that it's not really a fact finding mission, that it's really just politics in play out to get secretary clinton? >> yeah, i mean, i think the word benghazi is certainly politically motivated. and there were certainly some
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grandstanding today. when i met with this committee, i really found them to be on a fact-finding mission. i mean, the facts speak for themselves, you know. a decade after the worst attack on american soil on 9/11, you know, there was another terrorist attack on the same day. and there were absolutely warning signs. and then to add insult to injury, this cover-up. and a lot of those questions are still unanswered. >> we have been covering this story from the very beginning, and we have extensive coverage that you can find on our website. you can get all that information at cnn.com. former subway sandwiches pitchman jared fogle has agreed to a plea bargain. vogel will pay $1.4 million in restitution, 100,000 for each of his 14 victims. >> fogel will also plead guilty to child pornography and another charge, and must serve between 5
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we turn our attention now to the migrant crisis in europe and the country that now finds itself on the front line. that country slovenia. police there say more than 12,000 migrants and refugee entered the country within a
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24-hour period that is the biggest number of arrival there's in a single day. thousands have been streaming in from croatia since hungary closed its borders last week. >> they're literally getting the runaround. the crisis has overwhelmed many of these balkan states. look at the masses of people. slovenia is now asking other eu nations to contribute police forces to help control the crowds. german officials have foiled a plot to attack refugee shelters near the town of bamberg. 13 suspected members of a far right movement are in custody, accused of planning to set fire to refugee homes. >> authorities say concerns over these type of attacks has grown sharply as record numbers of migrants are arriving in the country. photographer marco ricevich has captured photos of refugees along the serbian-croatian border. they're very, very powerful images. >> he shares his stories of all of these people who are
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desperately seeking a better life and finding so much hardship along the way. here it is. >> i am in a city in western part of serbia on the very board were croatia. the scenes at the border are let's say very chaotic. it's not a border crossing like where you have cars and where you have checkpoints. it's open now only for refugees. so the infrastructure is very bad. it goes through some fields there is mud all around. too many people out there. last night the temperature was around celsius there are many families with small children. they're trying to warm themselves. they're all sleeping on the ground. during the night usually the police is not letting people cross. then in the morning, everybody gets nervous. they want to start going further. the police was unable to stop
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all the refugees. at some point, the police let all of them who are there at this moment to pass. and then the cycle continues. usually, of course, when you see a family, they're just normal people, you know. young couple with two children, they were forced to leave their home country syria. they want to go further to germany while they were crossing the sea, their boat begin to sank. they were really afraid, and they almost died there in the water. i asked do you expect it to be better than in your home country. and she just smiled and she said no, no, there is no place like home. he was there with his family. he said that he lost his legedu to the war conditions in his country. it was car bomb. he was forced to leave. and he just hopes for some
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better future for him and especially for his children. he told the story to me. he said you know i lost my -- along the way. i asked him how does he manage to contact his wife. he says he is literally desperate for this. he hopes my message may be to help in this process, that maybe somebody can recognize him. the situation is really bad. but somehow it isn't influencing their strong will. they are all really convinced that they're going to something better. the hope is in all of them, it's very strong. >> this ongoing war in syria. we cover all the political angles that are happening. we show you video of bombs that are hitting the ground. but when you see these still images that take you into the
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lives of these people that are just trying to find a safer place. >> really powerful photographs right there. >> from marco risovic. >> thanks, to marco. now its economy is struggling. the central bank says the country's gdp is growing, but expert says there is still a lot of recovery ahead. >> asia's fourth largest economy took a hit after the mrsa epidemic this summer and exports are falling that slowdown a taking a particularly heavy toll on the country's elderly population. >> cnn correspondent kathy novak shares some of their stories. >> reporter: this small shop is all song yun suk has. but she hasn't seen a customer in two years. "i feel that my generation is being forgotten," she says. "i worked really hard and i've been so diligent. but somehow i ended up here." here living alone among the stock with barely enough money
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to feed herself, getting more and more depressed. "i tried to kill myself next to my husband's grave." someone discovered me and i survived. it's a situation her social worker says is all too common. the elderly suicide rate here is the highest among developed nations. this is the generation that helped rebuild the economy from the ruins of the korean war. now about half of south korea's elderly live in relative poverty. pastor runs this mobile soup kitchen every saturday. he blames the problems on the slowing economy. and he says the old social structure where children look after their aging parents has broken down. "i think there is a growing number of homeless elders because sons and daughters and our government are not taking good care of them," he says. "south korea has only had a pension system for less than three decades."
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the government says because of that, some are being left behind. last year more benefits were extended to the poorest of south korea's elderly, but they still only receive under $200 per month. and many agree that is simply not enough. the population here is aging. in just 15 years, a quarter of the people are expected to be over the age of 65, putting enormous pressure on the economy and forcing more to join these food lines. kathy novak, cnn, seoul. we have an update now to breaking news that we are covering. police say that one person is dead after a shooting on the campus of tennessee state university in nashville, tennessee. >> two others were hospitalized. we don't know their condition. police say the shooting happened after an apparent dispute over a dice game. no word right now on any suspects. we'll continue to bring you more information as we get it. a short break here. we'll be right back.
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the u.s. congress has awarded its highest honor to a special group of world war ii volunteers called the monuments men. that probably sounds familiar to
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you. the men and women were responsible for protecting and preserving europe's cultural heritage from destruction. of 350 original members, only six are alive today from that time. most were museum curators, educators or artist. >> as one of the surviving monuments men told congress, they were willing to put their lives on the line for the cause. >> the mission was dangerous. two monuments men were killed in combat to protect works of art. in the closing months of the war, what this small group discovered was nothing less than the greatest plunder ever perpetrated in the history of civilization. >> they saved history. the monuments men helped recover more than 5 million pieces of art and other treasures that were stolen by the nazis during
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world war ii. hollywood actor george clooney brought their story to the big screen last year in a movie based on their exploits. we have another film to share with you. it's nothing like that. this film was found in idaho. it's about parachuting beavers. and it's being called a rediscovered classic. >> now into the air and down they swing. down to the ground near a stream or a lake. >> idaho's historian uncovered the 1950s footage of this wildlife experiment in an effort to curb the overpopulation, beavers were packed into travel boxes and then dropped from a plane. the fish and game folks believe all the beavers survived that jump. what do you do if you see a beaver fall out of a box there. >> a what if you're camping? anyway. from flying through the air to digging a hole, jeb bush is
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courting a controversy over a caped crusader. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: just as super girl's new show is about to premier, she exploded. on to the stage of presidential politician. >> are you sure you're bulletproof? >> hope so. >> bullets may bounce off supergirl, but jeb bush shot himself in the foot answering this question. >> who is your favorite superhero? >> we're going down. brace for impact. >> reporter: jeb should have stuck with his first answer, which was batman. >> oh, come on! >> reporter: but instead he brought up the young female caped crusader who can lower a crashing jet liner to a safety landing reminiscent of the miracle on the hudson. >> i saw that supergirl is on tv. i saw that when i was work out this morning there is an ad promoting supergirl. she look kind of -- she looked hot. >> reporter: now hot is a term
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presidential candidates usually apply to, say, the weather rather than a 27-year-old actress named melissa benoist. even jeb didn't need x-ray vision to -- >> that will make news. >> reporter: the woman is about the same age of his children. what a creep versus the counter argument so, he said that tv super girl is hot. what is wrong with that? >> to be a super hero, you need a crime there is a chase on the 112 freeway. >> i can do a car chase. >> reporter: maybe jeb should follow the lead of donald trump when it comes to superheroes. >> mr. trump? >> yes? >> are you batman? >> i am batman. >> reporter: but supergirl and jeb bush do have one thing in common. both seem to have a penchant for unbuttoning their shirts to unveil their true selves. jeanne moos -- >> pretty hot. >> reporter: -- new york.
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you're implying about admiral mullen, and i will not sit here and hear that. >> at times defiant, hillary clinton is grilled by the benghazi committee in an 11-hour marathon. hear about what we've learned. plus for the first time a u.s. service member is killed in the fight against isis. and it happened during a hostage rescue operation. more on that. and mexico gets ready for a monster of a storm. a potentially catastrophic landfall as a cat 5 hurricane approaches. >> hello and welcome to our viewer here is in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. >> and i'm natalie allen. and you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. >> a u.s. congressional committee investigating the 2012 benghazi attack spent 11 long hours on thursday grilling the former secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> the panel's seven republicans
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tried to imply ignored the question for security. the exchanges got heated during the day-long hearing. there was a lot of finger-pointing as well as interruptions. >> did you ever talk to ambassador stevens when all of this was going on in the hotbed of libya? that is a yes or no question, madam secretary. i'm sorry. did you ever personally speak to ambassador stevens? we don't know the answer? did you ever personally speak to him after you swore him in may? yes or no, please. >> yes, i believe i did. >> when was that? >> i don't recall. >> throughout the day, clinton appeared to remain calm. after 11 long hours, no real gotcha moments. in fact, the committee chairman said they didn't really learn much new. chief political correspondent dana bash has more.
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>> reporter: hillary clinton came prepared. >> i take responsibility for what happened in benghazi. >> reporter: combative at times. >> i don't know what this line of questioning does to help us get to the bottom of the deaths of four americans. >> reporter: other times contrite, trying to reveal what she is so often accused of concealing, her human side. >> i have lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done. or should have been done. >> reporter: the only other person in the room with as much to prove as clinton, the gop chairman, who repeatedly insisted the benghazi investigation is not political. >> secretary, not a single member of this committee signed up to investigate you or your e-mail. >> reporter: trey gowdy and others did spend a significant amount of time asking about e-mails she got and forwarded from long-time friend sidney blumenthal with advice and ideas relating to the situation in
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libya. >> i don't know where he got the information that he was sending to me. >> did you ask? >> what? >> did you ask? you're sending me very specific detailed intelligence. what is your source? that seems to me a pretty good question. it's relevant because our ambassador was asked to read and respond to sidney blumenthal's drivel. >> reporter: also relevant he said because ambassador chris stevens killed in the benghazi attack had been requesting more security, but did not have direct access to clinton. >> well, i think it is immine imminently fair to ask that sidney blumenthal had unfettered access to you whatever he wanted to talk about, and there is not a single e-mail to or from ambassador stevens. >> reporter: lawmakers on both sides used video, charts, and props to make their points. democrats arguing it's a waste of time and taxpayer money. >> the purpose of this committee is to prosecute you. and there will be time enough for that in the next year. you know, and people will do it.
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we don't need to spend $4.7 million in 17 months to simply prosecute you. >> reporter: as for questions and confusion about initial comments from administration officials, including clinton that the attack was spawned by a video, republicans produced a new wrinkle, that clinton contacted the egyptian prime minister the day after the benghazi attack to say it wasn't the video. >> i'm sorry that it doesn't fit your narrative, congressman. i can only tell you what the facts were. >> reporter: republicans pounced, one saying it's even more proof of an administration cover-up right before president obama's reelection. >> you picked the video narrative. you picked the one with no evidence, and it's just 56 days before an election. you can live with the protest about a video. that won't hurt you. but a terrorist attack will. so you can't be square with the american people. >> reporter: the most fiery moment of the hearing did not involve hillary clinton.
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>> mr. chairman -- >> i'm waiting on you. i've been very patient. >> just wait. >> i'm waiting on the accurate statement. >> i'm getting here. >> it was between the top republican and democrat, arguing over process while clinton sat back, trying not to look amused. >> peter beinart is contributing editor to the national journal. he joins me via skype from santa fe. thanks for being with me, peter. i want to get your assessment, first of all, of hillary clinton 11 hours before this hearing today. how do you think she withstood the scrutiny and the questions? >> i think she did well. look, i think very few americans will have actually watched this. so what they will see is the talking heads talking about it, not it itself. maybe we'll see one clip or two. in some ways what matters most is the talking head consensus was that she did well.
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she was dignified. perhaps in a subtle way put to rest some concerns about her age given the fact that she managed to hold soup well under such a long period of time. and the republicans seemed very partisan. the democrats were partisan too. they were all partisan. but it made people feel like this was a kind of political show rather than a well meaning effort. i think it's been the cap for what has been a very good week for her. >> do you think she will see a bounce with her candidacy from this today or not? >> yeah, i think so. i mean, look, with biden getting out of the race and with her having done well in that debate, i think we have a new i think she stabilized herself. the fact that biden didn't run, the fact that she did well in the debate. the fact that she went through this. for democrats watching this,
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they saw someone who they felt has, you know, was -- endured a very unfair kind of partisan witch-hunt and responded not only with kind of calm dignity, but also hillary clinton, one of the things she is very good at mastering material. she has always been this way. she is much better in this kind of environment than she is giving a stump speech. so this is the kind of environment that showcases her strengths, her command of the material, her sense of being in charge, her sense of being well prepared. and i think all that came through. >> democrats were charging partisanship during this long hearing. republicans were saying that democrats were blocking their legitimate inquiry. how do you think either side looks to the americans after this day? >> i don't think the democrats in congress look all that great. but they're not what matters. this fight was between the republicans in congress who were the prosecutors and hillary clinton as the defendant. and the republicans in congress, everyone in congress is unpopular. i think especially for democrats
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watching hillary clinton, they will feel like she was badgered. she was attacked. she was harangued. and that she held up well. and this will play into a narrative that they feel clinton has never been treated fairly by republicans. and it will bond them to hillary clinton more. >> peter beinart talking with us from santa fe. thank you, peter. >> thank you. after weeks of giving a strong no, u.s. congressman paul ryan says he will run for speaker of the house of representatives. the republican from wisconsin says that he could be a unifying figure in congress after getting the current speaker john boehner announced that he is resigning. ryan ran unsuccessfully for u.s. vice president in 2012. he chairs the tax ways and means committee. he said earlier, quote, i never thought i would be speaker, but i pledge to you that if i could be a unifying figure, then i would serve. i would go all in. his party and the full house vote for the next speaker next week. u.s. president barack obama showed his frustrations with
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congressional republicans on thursday when he vetoed a defense spending bill. he said the $612 billion funding measure doesn't help his administration streamline pentagon spending. republicans say they'll try to override the veto. an american commando who was killed thursday in an operation to rescue dozens of hostages in iraq faced execution. >> the pentagon says 70 hostages were freed, many of them iraqi security forces. the u.s. service member killed is the first combat death in iraq since 2011. here is cnn's barbara starr from the pentagon. >> reporter: the raid by u.s. special operations forces that left one american dead from isis gunfire was the first u.s. military death by enemy action in this war. several military officials tell cnn. remarkably, a mission that president obama did not sign off
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on. >> i believe the defense department has said that the secretary of defense authorized this mission. >> reporter: secretary of defense ash carter's press secretary defending the decision to help kurdish commanders, close u.s. allies. >> this was a unique circumstance in which very close partners of the united states made a specific request for our assistance. >> reporter: the pentagon says carter approved the mission because the kurds wanted to free prisoners facing imminent execution. satellite imagery showed mass graves had already been dug. but none of the freed prisoners appear to be kurds. you went on a hostage rescue mission and you didn't know who was going to be there? >> we did not have a full accounting of everyone present at this compound. that is correct. >> reporter: the pentagon adamant the operation was not mission creep, and did not violate the president's ban on combat by u.s. forces. the u.s. special operations
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forces were supposed to use their helicopters to just fly iraqi kurdish forces to the isis jail in northern iraq. but there was one secret clause, if the iraqis started to come under heavy attack, u.s. troops had the authority to step in and help. essentially, putting themselves in combat against isis. that is exactly what happened when heavy gunfire broke out on the ground just after initial military action. nearby, u.s. warplanes had just dropped bombs on makeshift isis training camps, staging sites, and bridges in the area. then five helicopters brought in nearly 70 u.s. special forces, iraqi and kurdish troops. they approached the compound, and that firefight broke out. >> keep going! >> reporter: when the mission was over, the u.s. aircraft overhead destroyed the site. the u.s. service member was
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badly wounded inside the compound during the firefight. he was airlifted toi urbil in northern iraq. the u.s. insists the main reason for the mission, the kurds asked for help and the u.s. wanted to help them. the kurds are valuable allies to u.s. forces fighting isis in both iraq and in the skies over syria. it is possible we are told there may be more missions like this one. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. there has been another shooting on a u.s. college campus, and one person is now dead after a shooting at the -- on the campus of -- excuse me, of a college in tennessee. police say two others are in the hospital. the shooting happened at tennessee state university. that's in nashville after an apparent argument over a dice game. no word right now on the
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." we turn now to the new attack in the escalating violence between israelis and palestinians. >> the israeli military says it shot man who stabbed a soldier south of jerusalem. no word on either person's condition right now. >> and all this comes as the u.s. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with leaders in the middle east. kerry spoke with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu on thursday, saying that both sides need to tone down the rhetoric. >> well, life is anything but typical for palestinian children in the west bank. they are growing up in the middle of a conflict, and many of them are involved in daily clashes with israeli forces.
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senior international correspondent ben wedeman has our story. >> reporter: throwing the stones at israeli soldiers in the streets of hebron are not men. more often they're boys. these clashes are not new, although they're more intense and more frequent now. but they've raged on a regular basis longer than these boys and young men have been alive. from an early age, the children of hebron become accustomed to the sound and fury of street battles. they have grown up hearing that some day there will be peace. that some day israel will pull out of the west bank. few believe anymore. i asked this 15-year-old who calls himself haled if he is satisfied with the palestinian leadership. no, he responds, because they haven't given us anything. they go around inaugurating this, opening that. but they don't know what to do
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with their own people when we're being killed and kicked around. and with the disillusionment, a machismo beyond their years. "we want to show the occupiers," says yusef "that the smallest child is braver than any one of them." unemployment is high. the old market is often shut down by clashes and strikes. a city in whose heart israeli soldiers guard several hundred jewish settlers living walls and barbed wire. the old have learned to put up with it all. the young are impatient and restless. with little prospect for change, or the world being unable to stop the slide into more violence, a pattern is established which is hard to break. >> and joining us now live our senior international
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correspondent ben wedeman in jerusalem. ben, good to have you with us this hour. first, let's talk about the latest news in this. a case of violence the israeli military saying that a man was shot, that it shot rather a man who stabbed a soldier south of jerusalem. what more do we know about this? >> well, patiently they were on what is called operational activities. so it appears that these soldiers were perhaps patrolling somewhere to the south of bethlehem when this incident took place. we have very few details other than the fact that somebody tried to stab the soldiers and the attacker was shot, we believe. but we don't know whether he is wounded or dead at this point. and of course this has become really part of the daily routine here. these incidents that follow one after another, along with the clashes. it's friday, the muslim day of prayer. we are expecting some tension,
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more tension. interestingly, the israelis have lifted all age restrictions on entry into the temple mount for prayers. perhaps an attempt to reduce the tension somewhat. george? >> ben, to talk just a bit about your report, you really explain very well the disillusionment of the palestinian youth if there. you talk also just about the fact that this violence, these clashes, in many ways outdates many of the people we see there that are throwing the rocks and bottles. now we are also, we understand the secretary of state john kerry will be involved, is getting involved in talks. is there a sense there, ben, that we could start to see some de-escalation? >> well, what we have seen in the past, george is these tensions rise, and they go on for a bit.
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and then they lessen simply because people are exhausted. people have to get back to work, to school. life needs to go on. at the same time, however, you know, if you look at both sides, if you look at an israeli who would be 15 years old, like that young palestinian i interviewed in your report, he was born at the beginning of the second intifada. he has seen in 2006 the lebanon war. 2008 a gaza war. 2012 a gaza war. 2014 a gaza war. and many clashes and attacks and disruption to their life in between. so for an israeli or a palestinian in hebron, hebron is basically a very tense place. it doesn't always make the news. it doesn't always make the headlines. but for both sides, this sense of we are in conflict has been part of the lives of most young people on both sides for many years.
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george? >> ben wiedeman live for this hour. thank you so much for your reporting and perspective on it. we want to turn to syria now. we have a story that contains disturbing video. a syrian humanitarian organization has posted video of what it says is the aftermath of a missile strike on a hospital in the rebel held city of idlib. and the video, as you pointed out to me earlier, shows the impact of the second of what appears to be two strikes on a hospital. >> they call it a double tap. the syrian-american medical society which runs the hospital, it says russian warplanes were responsible. moscow, though, denies this strongly and says they are not targeting civilians in their syrian raids. ni patten walsh is covering it all for us. >> reporter: warplanes have just struck and missed in rebel idlib. aid workers are out and say run, the plane is coming back.
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this aid worker from the syrian civil defense unit runs inside the hospital. one of his colleagues dead, five injured. a dozen total dead. the syrian-american association who run this hospital told cnn it was targeted by russian jets in, quote, a double tap. one strike and then another to catch the first responders. russia denies targeting civilians. in the first attack, this local man says thank god there were no injuries. then the warplane turned around and that time all the people were gathered, and it shot two missiles again. it is the third report of hospitals hit in the offensive in and around aleppo in the week. not far west of aleppo, the same rescue group find what they say is an unexploded cluster bomb, markings visible. russia denied thursday using cluster munitions.
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but two appear to have crashed through this roof into this home, making the holes beneath this boy's feet. it came and hit for the first time, he says. but the warplane shot a missile that had cluster bombs. it came on to us. none of us were injured. but our neighborhood abdul aziz bashir was injured and two women were killed. nick patten walsh, cnn. southern turkey. >> russia says it carried out 53 combat missions in syria in the past 24-hour period. the defense ministry says it has detected even more isis targets than the u.s. originally reported. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is expected to meet with russia's foreign minister in vienna friday with syria at the very top of the agenda. the u.s. has said in the past it
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thinks russia's involvement only complicates the situation. russia of course has a different perspective on that, and cnn senior international correspondent matthew chance has the latest for us now live from moscow. matthew, hello. >> natalie, thanks very much. well, over the past couple days there has been quite some significant diplomatic moves at the behest of vladimir putin, the russian prime minister. yesterday a surprise meeting with the syrian president, bashar al assad, the day before in fact in which he was flown from syria to moscow and met with vladimir putin in the halls of the kremlin. and they discussed, you know, what the strategy should be in that country and the continuation of the russian military campaign there, according to the kremlin announcements at the time. over the course of the past 24 hours, though, there has been a bit more detail released by vladimir putin as to what
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specifically was discussed, speaking at the valdai discussion forum in sochi. the russian president said that he had suggested to the syrian president that he could work with opposition groups in a kind of coalition against islamic state. he said president assad responded to that suggestion positively, and that the russians were now considering that and working out ways of implementing it. it's a kind of first sign of the kind of diplomatic strategy that russia is perhaps considering that will be discussed further later on today when the russian foreign minister along with his counterparts from the united states, from turkey and saudi arabia will meet in vienna to discuss the syrian crisis and how best to move forward for a political solution, natalie. >> and this meeting in vienna, how critical is this that all the sides are coming together. and kerry, who is a very busy man right now on many fronts, unfortunately, meeting with sergei lavrov once again.
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>> undoubtedly he is busy. and also undoubtedly this meet willing be high on his list of priorities. because the real urgency is to try to bring to an end the conflict in syria, which has already cost something in the region of 250,000 lives in the course of the past four years. the parties around the negotiating table represent the very different kind of alliances and sides in this conflict. you've got the united states on one side, of course backing some of the rebel groups. turkey basically backing others, and saudi arabia has got its own interests there as well. russia standing squarely behind the syrian president bashar al assad. that was the message that he has been giving all along, reaffirmed by that meeting in moscow with bashar al assad. and vladimir putin. so you've got all sides now sitting around the table, essentially, at least all the international powers, sitting around the table to discuss how
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these various factions could move forward for a political settlement. so it's crucial. >> yes, it is. a quarter million people have died. and perhaps this could be a turning point and we'll be covering it. matthew chance for news moscow, thanks. there is a mega storm brewing in mexico. it's closing in on mexico. we will of course continue to have the updates on patricia.
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this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we are following breaking news this hour out of france.
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local authority there's tell cnn that 42 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck near bordeaux. >> 42. another five people were injured after the two vehicles went up in flames, according to reports. and we are told the bus was carrying elderly people. we'll continue to follow that story for you. other headlines we are following this hour, in a hearing that lasted 11 hours, u.s. republicans grilled former secretary of state hillary clinton on the 2012 benghazi attack. ms. clinton took response for the deaths of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans, but said she is not to blame for security lapses before that attack. mexicans and perhaps people on vacation are preparing as hurricane patricia turns in to one of the most powerful storms in the eastern pacific in almost 20 years. forecasters say the category 5 monster is expected to make a
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potentially catastrophic landfall in the coming day. besides soaking rain, it has maximum sustained winds of almost 300 kilometers, or 185 miles per hour. >> category 5. as my grandma would say, that's nothing to play with. karen maginnis live in the weather center with more. karen? >> and that is very powerful, as you just mentioned. but the national hurricane center really took it to a different level when they said unprecedented. they associated that with hurricane patricia. unprecedented. and that we saw it deepen very rapidly. that means it's gaining some strength, because it's over some very warm water. there is no shear associated with this. and we saw it go from 160 miles an hour to 185 miles per hour. that is a strong category 5. on friday, it looks like it's going to make landfall along this coast. the west coast of mexico.
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probably becoming the strongest hurricane ever for the west coast of mexico. but perhaps for the eastern pacific, it may become one of the strongest. we'll have to do some more investigation. but it looks that way now. expected to move towards the north. puerto vallarta, manzanillo. those are the two areas that will be most impacted. a lot of people go to those coastal areas, and acapulco. it does look like acapulco will also be affected. maybe some feeder bands. maybe occasionally heavy rainfall, some gusty winds, heavier surf, a rip current. but magnify that extensively all the way from puerto vallarta to manzanillo. what can we expect? well we think that this is going to be making landfall on friday. maybe midday, afternoon, or towards the evening. it doesn't really matter what time it makes landfall. that's when the eye crosses the coast. it matters that you have
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preparations. it's a category 5. it does not look like it's going to weaken significantly at all as it makes its way onshore. so 10 to 20 inches of rainfall. what can we expect? high winds. very heavy surf. we're looking at a storm surge here. power outages, trees down, severe flooding. the potential for a loss of life is great. it's going to take several days for this to ring out along those coastal ranges and inland. but when it's all said and done, this is going to probably be one for the record books. we'll keep you updated and be here in the sthin weather center. back to you guys. >> that's really unreal, karen. my goodness. i hope people are getting out. certainly they are. >> thank you. well we have this just in to cnn. former french diplomatic jerome champagne has announced his bid for the fifa presidency. champagne previously served as
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an executive for world soccer governing body. in a statement he pledges to reform fifa and open debate about its future. >> the current president accept balloter is stepping down next year amid scandal. the fifa section is set for september 26th. police in sweden say a school attacker who killed two people had racist motives. >> the man wielded what appeared to be a sword and killed a student and a teacher on thursday. now police say he chose his victims according to their, quote, specific ethnical background, end quote. police also found items in his home that led them to conclude that his ideas were racist. the swedish prime minister called it a dark day for the country. cnn's fred pleitgen reports. >> reporter: panic and confusion at the scene of a deadly attack. at this school in sweden, a young man wielding what appeared to be a sword burst in, killing two and injuring two others.
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one of those brutally murdered the teacher. the other a pupil. these men and women now in a state of shock as details start to emerge of this murderous rampage. >> translator: he had a mask and was wearing black clothes. he had blue eyes. but it's said he had contact lenses in, and with black around his eyes. that's how he is described. we thought it was a joke, halloween or something. >> reporter: the attack took place at the cronyn school in the town in the southwest of the country. a small community that only numbers roughly 50,000 people, now trying to comprehend why someone would commit such a crime. police say they neutralized the man as quickly as possible. >> translator: when arriving here, we met a man with knives attacking the officers on arrival. we fired two shots. but one hit and incapacitated the man so we could arrest him. he has been taken to hospital to
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be taken care of for the gunshot wound. >> reporter: a gunshot wound that ultimately proved fatal to the masked attacker officials say, as those left lying in hospital beds continue to fight for their lives. fred pleitgen, cnn, london. it is cuba as you probably never have seen it before. why it took a lot of convincing to get drones in the air over the biggest island in the caribbean. my cut hurt. >>mine hurt more. >>mine stopped hurting faster! neosporin plus pain relief starts relieving pain faster and kills more types of infectious bacteria neosporin plus pain relief kills the germs. fights the pain. use with band-aid brand.
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breaking news out of france right now. if you're just joining us, local authorities tell cnn 42 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck near bordeaux. >> another five people were injured after two vehicles went up in flames. we're told that the bus was carrying elderly people. we'll continue to get updates and pass them along to you here on cnn. leave your drone at home. that is cuba's message to tourists and journalists.
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>> well, the government doesn't want to see curious visitors, a lot of new visitors with flying cameras. but some local drone makers are being allowed to do what others can't, show off cuba's wow factor. cnn's patrick oppmann are in havana. >> pictures are cool. >> reporter: the philiping of a music video this havana, the crew gets a little help from above. you don't see this very often here. unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are virtually nonexistent in cuba. the island's secretive government isn't a fan of flying cameras, and tells tourists and visiting journalists they can't bring them to the island. but for the first time a group of cuban techies who have been building their own drones received government permission to fly them throughout cuba. the results have been breathtaking.
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>> translator: everyone, cuban or foreigner, as soon as they see the video, he says, the first reaction is always the same. wow. they're allowed to film hotels and attractions to help promote the island's growing tourism industry. their cameras have captured and until now an unseen cuba. images from above of the 1950s classic car traveling down the havana sea front. residents of old havana watching life go by from their apartment balconies. the tile rooftops of a small colonial town in the cuban countryside. pilot alejandro perez de la cruz shows off the first models of the aircraft that they built from parts brought from china or that they themselves invented. "we experimented with different types of propellers and motors," he says. "it took us years." years of research now paying off as clients line up to have them
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film events like this massive concert on the havana sea front. cuba hasn't embraced unmanned air vehicles just yet. but for those who figure out how to maneuver the red tape of aerial photography, the view is worth the hassle. cuba's drone pioneers say the slow relaxing of some restrictions gives them hope. these are times to challenge ourselves and to try new things, he says, an that's what we are doing. next they say they want to organize an exhibition of aerial photography to be shown in other countries so more people can see the drone's eye view of cuba. patrick oppmann, cnn, havana. >> beautiful punctures. >> really, really cool. well, the actor who plays raj on "the big bang theory" has a new book out, but don't call it a memoir. coming up, he talks about his accent, acting, and much more to us. [ female announcer ] when you're serious about fighting wrinkles,
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rocks. archaeologists say it is 77 centimeters long, or about two and a half feet. it's made of wrought iron and is remarkably well preserved considering it's more than a millennium old. >> a team at the university of bergen is working to restore it. the museum plans to lead a research expedition next year to the area where it was found, see what else they might find. >> what a cool find. freestyle skier gus kenworthy is getting an overwhelming amount of support after revealing that he is gay. the olympic silver medalist made the announcement on twitter, along with a photo of his new espn magazine cover. >> in the latest issue, kenworthy says he knew he was gay at 5 years old. and contemplated suicide instead of coming out. kenworthy says he decided to come out after he reached number one in the world freestyle rankings following his win at the sochi winter games. good for him. well, the big bang theory is one of the most popular shows on
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tv, and boasts a hilarious cast of characters. >> this girl is trouble. what kind of relationship is it where you buy her gifts and she gives you sex? >> the best one i ever had! >> kunal nayyar plays astrophysicist raj. and according to forbes, he is one of the world's highest paid tv actors. >> now nayyar is adding author to his list of accomplishments with his new book "yes my accent is real." later isha sesay spoke with the actor about the book, acting and growing up in new delhi. >> kunal, thanks for coming in to speak with us. >> thank you so much for having me. >> you are on record as saying you have tried to be pretty private up until this point. and now here you are writing a book. what on earth possessed you to put your life on paper. >> i just wanted to establish two things. i say i've wanted to be private on my terms.
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if i am going to be public, i also pant it to be on my terms, as opposed to someone who is in the tabloids. or whose life is being stolen away by cameras. i chose the way i wanted to do it which was to tell stories which is hopefully to inspire young kids to quit doing what their parents do and live out their dreams. >> it's a great book. >> thank you. >> "yes, my accent is real and some other things i haven't told you." and you make the point right off the bat. this is not a memoir. >> i'm 34 years old. so it's difficult to say it's a memoir. it's a collection of stories from my life that people want to know about my journey from india. i was a kid from new delhi, india. i came to america in 1999 and ended up on maybe one of the biggest shows in the universe. so people want to know how that journey happened. i wanted to humanize that journey, to tell anyone, any kid, any person in the world that they can actually do whatever they want to do. because i was lucky enough to have lived it. i cleaned toilets for a living. i served tables like all actors
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have to do. i've done a lot of things that were very humbling. and that led me to this place. i thought if i share them, people will realize no matter where they are, whatever they are doing, they can accomplish what they want to. >> one of my favorite stories in the book involves you telling or describing what camaraderie in an all boys school looks like. which seems to be, according to your writing seems to involve dancing like a penguin to diddy's "i'll be missing you." please explain. >> i wept to an all-boys school in new delhi. when the seniors are graduating, the juniors have to throw them a farewell party. i went to an all boys school. this was like 67 dudes and two girls came, you know. it's a very emotional moment and i told the deejay play that song "i'll be missing you." it had just came out. at the mtv music awards, diddy was wearing a white suit and dancing like this. imagine 67 dudes dancing looking at each other doing this flapping of their wings.
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it was hilarious. that was the penguin dance. >> you tried anyway. >> yeah, exactly. i tried. and then i really love talking about the stories about, you know, working my way through college and all the people i met through the jobs that i did. and all the times i failed. because all the things i learned in my life were from the times i failed. and going down memory lane was a little difficult at times, it was definitely worth it. >> you play a very learned character, a very learned character on "the big bang theory, raj. other than the accent that you clearly share with him, what other similarities? >> i can't talk to women without drinking. i think every actor has a little bit of -- it's difficult to say specifically what i'm doing is raj like. sometimes i'll say something and i'll go oh, my god, that's so much like raj. >> do your friends call you on that? >> are you raj or kunal right
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now? i honestly don't know. there are parts that are similar and there are parts in raj that i bring from kunal. >> what are the best elements of being on such an amazing show that continues to strengthen? >> it's such a wonderful show. it's wonderful that we get to share that time together. it's the writing, to be honest. if you ask me, the best aspect of it is to getting to stay the words because the writers are so incredibly talented. and to be an actor who gets to work with talented writers is really the dream. >> i'll say. the american dream. he is living it. >> absolutely. >> thanks for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. thanks for being with us. "early start" is coming up for viewers here in the united states. and for viewers around the world, stay tuned. "cnn newsroom" continues.
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hillary clinton grilled for hours and hours and hours and hours. a marathon hearing over the benghazi attack going late into the evening. the explosive moments and new reaction this morning. good morning, welcome to "early start." >> not a lot of sleep for us. . 4:00 a.m. in the east. hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail. she will be in virginia this after an exhaust an exhaustive

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